MBA International Trade

Department Economics

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Thank you for visiting the MBA International Trade Website at Anhalt University of Applied Sciences. 

We enjoy offering the educational background for you to advance on your career path with one of Germany’s oldest MBA-programmes as an online course.

The 18 month online-course combines the ever-increasing need for internationally-trained trade-professionals, with a comforting environment composed of a global student body.

It is time for you to join us and we cannot wait to welcome you! And to our current and former students: Welcome back to the MBA-Family! 


The MBA International Trade program aims to develop future managers, consultants and entrepreneurs to face today's global business and management issues and to lead the search for sustainable solutions. 

We seek to create ethical and effective professionals with the capability and confidence to acquire management positions as well as to develop all the indispensable skills in order to progress to a genuine leadership role. 

Our graduates become innovative professionals in the highly competitive global market of the future. 

Course content and objectives

The international 18-month full-time accredited Master of International Trade program is focused on developing proactive, intercultural managers, consultants, and entrepreneurs for the global market – leaders in today’s dynamic business arena.


  • Full-time MBA Program (3 semesters, 18 months)
  • All Courses Online
  • Practically-oriented curriculum
  • 100% in English in an intercultural environment
  • International faculty with excellent academic and corporate experience
  • Innovative teaching and interactive methods based on real-life case studies
  • Cooperation and exchange programs with international universities (e.g. USA, UK, Russia, South Africa, China, New Zealand, etc.)
  • Accredited by internationally recognized agency (FIBAA) 

Study programmes with peak values

Germany's largest university ranking (CHE) certifies that the Department of Business and Economics achieves top scores in the categories contact with professional practice, international orientation and study organization. 

The Anhalt State University offers you:

  • low tuition fees
  • very high recognition for the degrees
  • Accredited study programmes
Andreas Sichmund MOK Student

The Anhalt University of Applied Sciences allowed me a personal exchange with the lecturers and a direct transfer of the acquired knowledge into the projects with the practice partners.

Andreas Sichmund, former student at the faculty of economics

Entry requirements

The MBA International Trade program is a post-graduate degree program in general management with an emphasis on International Trade taught completely in English focussed on international cross-disciplinary graduates. 

  • Graduate degree (Diploma, Bachelor or Master) of at least 3 years 
  • English language certification (TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent)
  • Work experience of at least 1 year
    (internships count as work experience and the one year work experience required does not need to be consecutive)

Please note:
No German language proficiency required since the entire MBA International Trade program is taught entirely in English 

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Application Process

the Anhalt University uses EITHER:

  • third-party "uni-assist" system for applicants who hold a university entrance qualification from abroad (i.e., Bachelor or Master degrees from a foreign university outside Germany) OR
  • online "Applicant Portal" for applicants who hold a German university entrance qualification (i.e., Bachelor or Master degree from a German university)

The information to both application platforms can be found here: online application platform

Please choose the relevant application system corresponding to your application (i.e. depending on whether your university entrance qualification was acquired abroad (uni-assist) OR in Germany (Applicant Portal). 

All further steps are explained once you have registered in the corresponding system. 

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Cost of studies

MBA program

  • Administrative fees: 800€/semester
  • Registration fees: 76€/semester

Career Outlook

If you aim to:

  • Advance your career
  • Change your career
  • Or develop your own business

we will prepare you for the internationally challenging business world by developing, transforming and empowering you to take up your position as manager, consultant, or entrepreneur in the global branch of business of your choice.

attractive student life

© Renate Geue

Bernburgs beautiful old town

A unique campus with university and residential buildings. The beautiful old town with the castle directly on the river Saale. In addition, there are green spaces full of perennial gardens and plants everywhere. The Bernburg-Strenzfeld campus shines with study and quality of life.

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Varied sports programme

Whether on the numerous sports facilities, in the sports hall, fitness studio or sauna, whether alone or in a team, whether Zumba, Yoga or floorball, there is a wide range of sports activities to discover all over the campus. Everyone can study fit and healthy with us!

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Preparation for the start of a career

To prepare for the start of your career, the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences' Career Service offers free workshops, training, lectures and advice. In addition, there are beneficial cooperations with important partners within and outside the university.

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Guiding tour of the Bernburg Campus

Multiple channels of contact

Do you have questions about the individual modules? Feel free to contact us.

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